The State of Eritrea covers 117,600 sq km (45,405 sq mi) and it is bounded on the east by the Red Sea, on the southeast by Djibouti, on the south and west by Ethiopia, and on the north and northwest by Sudan.

It became a de facto state in 1991 after a long secession war, later formalized in 1993 by a referendum.
Isaias Afewerki is the only President of Eritrea since independence with no constitution or election.

Eritrea’s population is estimated about 6 million in 2014. Asmara is the capital, while Massawa is the main port.

Read the posts related to Eritrea below.

10 Takeaways from UN report on Eritrea’s rights violations

Monday, June 8, 2015 @ 11:52 pm

A United Nation’s report indicates the Eritrean regime committed “systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations [that] may constitute crimes against humanity”. The damning report, released today, came from the UN [...]

Ethiopian, Eritrean armies clashed on multiple points

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 @ 7:18 pm

Tension remains high on Ethiopian and Eritrea border after a series of clashes in mid-March. The situation deteriorated on the second weekend of the month (March 14 or 15) following a surprise attack by Eritrean military around Badme area. Several [...]

List | Top Aid recipients in Africa per capita

Saturday, November 29, 2014 @ 2:09 am

Which African countries are big recipients of Official Development Assistance (ODA)[1]? There are a number of ways to compare. One way is to compare the nominal amount of aid received by each country. That puts Ethiopia as the 2nd top aid recipient [...]

Eritrea wants an Arab-only summit on Red Sea security

Saturday, November 22, 2014 @ 1:25 am

Eritrea deems the presence of foreign marines and bases as destabilizing to Red Sea and has been urging for a summit of coastal countries – spearheaded by Egypt and exclusive of Israel. The revelation came in a remark made by the Eritrean [...]

UN report shows the Eritrea-ONLF-Shabaab terror nexus

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 10:19 pm

Somalia’s Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Shabaab and the Ethiopian rebel ONLF appear to have formed a logistical cooperation, as Eritrean support for the latter surged, according to a United Nations’ report. The latest developments in the [...]

UN report: Eritrea arms, trains ‘Ginbot 7’ rebel group

Monday, October 20, 2014 @ 5:46 am

Eritrea continued to support at least three Ethiopian rebel groups including Ginbot 7, a United Nations’ report indicated last week. Gnbot 7 is an organization founded in 2009 and chaired by Berhanu Nega (PhD). The group’s [...]

Eritrea-trained men charged with Ethiopian dam attack plot

Sunday, October 19, 2014 @ 5:08 am

Ethiopian prosecutors charged six men on Tuesday in connection with a foiled plot to disrupt the Grand Ethiopian renaissance dam. The six men allegedly received political and military trainings and armaments in Eritrea, according to reports on local [...]

24 Eritrean migrants found in a truck in South-East England

Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 11:37 pm

Twenty-four Eritrean migrants have been found in the back of a refrigerated yoghurt lorry in Kent after they were heard knocking and pleading for oxygen. They were discovered in Menzies Road, in Whitfield, near Dover at 11:50 BST by local garage [...]

U.S. warns its citizens “not travel to Eritrea” [full text]

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 11:33 pm

U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs websiteEritrea Travel WarningSeptember 12, 2014 The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Eritrea and strongly recommends U.S. citizens not travel to the country [...]
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